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Mexico Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Las Posadas: 9 nights of celebration leading up...
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. This celebration re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter.
Include these Mexican foods in your Christmas...
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
What Mexicans celebrate on November 20
November 20th is Revolution Day in Mexico, the day the Mexican revolution is commemorated.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Discover five of the best all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
What you should know about the Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
Do you know the words to the traditional...
Lyrics and translation of the Mexican Christmas Posada song, which is sung in traditional posadas in Mexico.
Posadas, pastorelas and villancicos......
Mexican Christmas celebrations include traditions such as posadas, pastorelas, villancicos and nacimientos. Here's how to celebrate Christmas in Mexico.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
Don't miss these 10 sights on a visit to Mexico...
Mexico City has an overwhelming number of historical buildings, museums and attractions. Here are our top picks to help you make the most of your stay.
4 favorite adult-only all-inclusives in the...
Four exceptional all inclusive adults-only resorts on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
What's the meaning of the Mexican Flag?
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
Get out of the resort - here's what to do in...
When you're ready to seek out fun and adventure beyond the confines of your resort, there's are plenty of fun day trips in the Los Cabos area.
Do Minors Traveling in Mexico Need a Parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
7 of Mexico's most colorful Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
Mexico's Best Surf Spots
From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are some of the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
8 things to consider before you travel to Mexico
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
All you need to know about exchanging money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to Alameda Park.
Winter Travel to Mexico
There are many great reasons to travel to Mexico during the winter. Find out about winter weather in Mexico, festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year.
Christmas festivities and more... what's on in...
This month Mexicans celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe as well as the posadas and of course, Christmas. Find out what else is on in Mexico in December.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Ring in the new year the Mexican way!
If you'll be ringing in the new year in Mexico, you should know how to celebrate New Year's Eve and New Year's Day the Mexican way..
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Planes, trains and automobiles: how to get...
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
What Is Día de la Candelaria in Mexico...
Dia de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated in Mexico on February 2nd. Find out about the origins of this fiesta and the celebrations that occur on this date.
Food, film, folk art and more festivals in...
From commemorating the Mexican Revolution to music, film and food festivals, there are plenty of festivals and events happening in Mexico in November.
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
What You Need to Know about Mexican Currency...
A run-down with pictures of Mexican money, from the 1,000 peso to the 20 peso bill.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: Where to Go,...
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Worried About Montezuma's Revenge? 6 Ways You...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded Montezuma's Revenge.
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
Kings Day in Mexico
Kings Day is celebrated on January 6 in Mexico. This is the day that Mexican children receive gifts brought by the 3 kings, or Magi.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
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All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
Learn About Holy Week and Easter Traditions in...
Holy Week is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.
7 drinks to order on your Mexican vacation
Branch out beyond the usual on a visit to Mexico - here are 7 drinks to order when you want to try something new and different.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
When is carnival celebrated in Mexico?
Carnival is celebrated in Mexico each spring. The exact dates vary from year to year. Find out when carvaval is celebrated in Mexico.
Banks and schools close on these national...
Find out what days are national public holidays in Mexico when banks, schools and government offices are closed.
Learn a few essential Spanish phrases before...
Putting a little effort into learning a few simple phrases in Spanish before you travel to Mexico will pay off during your trip.
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
Tulum, stunning Mayan archaeological site on...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
The history of Cinco de Mayo and how it's...
In Mexico the Cinco de Mayo holiday is a commemoration of a battle that took place in Puebla in 1862. Festivities in Puebla are particularly vibrant.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
Planning to rent a car in Mexico? Here's what...
Planning to rent a car in Mexico? Here's what you should know about car rental agencies, insurance and more.
7 Foods and 3 Drinks to Try in Oaxaca
Oaxaca is one of Mexico's popular foodie destinations. Here are some foods and drinks you should sample on a visit to Oaxaca.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
A guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera: From Cancun to Tulum and in between, each area has its own unique qualities to offer, each beach its own vibe. Find out which beach suits you best.
Aztec, Maya and more! Learn about Mexico's...
Mesoamerica was home to many cultural groups. Here's a guide to the most important of Mexico's ancient civilizations and archaeological sites.
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
Mexico’s Best White-Sand Beaches: 7...
Our favorite white-sand beaches in Mexico, from Cabo San Lucas to the Caribbean coastline of the Riviera Maya. Seven perfect stretches of sand for every taste.
Choose Mexico for summer vacation fun
Reasons to travel to Mexico in summer. Find out about summer weather in Mexico, summer festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year. Here's a look at what Mexico has to offer in the months of June, July and August.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
What you need to know about spring break in...
Answers to the most common questions about spring break in Mexico. When is spring break? Is it safe? What is the best destination in Mexico?
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
What is the tourist tax refund and how do I get...
Find out about tax refunds for tourists to Mexico, see if you're eligible to receive a tax refund, and how to go about claiming your tax refund.
What is the definition of Mesoamerica?
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from central Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
WiFi at the Mexico City Airport
Most airports in Mexico do not offer free WiFi, but if you need to connect to the internet, here's a tip for getting WiFi.
Millions of Catholics travel to this religious...
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
How Does Mexico Celebrate Carnival?
Mexican Carnival celebrations are colorful and exuberant. Find out how Carnaval is celebrated throughout Mexico.
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
When Is Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico?
Semana Santa is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out the dates of Semana Santa.
Discover the National Museum of Anthropology in...
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
Mexico Travel Warning
Travel alerts inform travelers about situations which may pose a risk for them. Find out about the US State Department's current travel alert for Mexico.
Essential vocabulary for Day of the Dead
Important vocabulary for Day of the Dead in Mexico: altars, angelitos, comparsas and more... these are words you should know to understand the holiday
Is Mexico safe for tourists? Get the truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
What's on in Mexico in January 2015: From Kings...
From New Year's celebrations to King's Day and cultural festivals galore, there's plenty to do in Mexico in January.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
Mexico's Green Angels provide roadside...
The Angeles Verdes (Green Angels) provide roadside assistance to motorists in Mexico. If you encounter problems while driving in Mexico, the Green Angels are just a phone call away.
Everything you need to know about Mexican...
Mexico's independence from Spain is celebrated every year in September. Learn about the history of this event and how it is commemorated.
Do Canadian citizens need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Buying Gas in Mexico
Find out some tips for buying gas in Mexico.
Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated more in the...
Cinco de Mayo is seen in the U.S. as the day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, traditions and booze. In Mexico, it's celebrated in a low-key manner. Find out why.
Here's why fall is a great time of year to...
There are some great reasons to travel to Mexico in the fall season. Find out about the weather, fall festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Make an altar to honor your departed loved ones...
Learn how to make your own altar for Day of the Dead, including what you will need and detailed steps and the significance of the elements of the altar.
Mexico's Best Surf for Beginners
Mexico is a great destination for learning to surf. Find out where to find the best surf spots and surf camps in Mexico for beginners.
This Christmas flower originated in Mexico....
The poinsettia is originally from Mexico where it is known as the Flor de Nochebuena. Find out more about the history and legends behind the Poinsettia.
What to wear in Mexico - leave the short shorts...
Dress appropriately on your trip to Mexico to avoid unwanted attention and so you don't stand out as a clueless tourist.
Travel to Mexico in the Spring
Considerations for travel to Mexico during the spring include the weather, festivals and events and spring break festivities.
What you should know about dengue fever if...
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
History of a traditional Mexican dish
Learn about the origins and history of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish.
Flying Mexican Discount Airlines
Information about air travel in Mexico and tips and tricks for finding and purchasing airline tickets from Mexican discount airlines.
Get around Mexico City the easy way: take the...
Taking the Turibus is a stress-free way to get around Mexico City.
Visit Frida Kahlo's house museum in Mexico City
The family home of Frida Kahlo offers a glimpse into this Mexican artist's life.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Family friendly vacations on Mexico's Riviera Maya. All inclusive resorts geared to families on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast.
Kids stay free in Mexico resorts in summer and...
Kids stay free deals make a family vacation much more affordable! Take advantage of savings on resorts in Mexico for this summer and fall.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
A colorful display of diversity: Oaxaca's...
The Guelaguetza is a traditional folk dance festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca at the end of July. Find out the dates in 2014.
Discover beaches, sunsets, art and gourmet food...
Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort area and an important port of call for cruise ships.
5 Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Mexico
Here are five amazing encounters you can have in Mexico with animals in the wild.
The Maya from ancient times to the present day
The Maya occupied a vast area covering southeast Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
What is a degustation menu?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
The state of Oaxaca has much to offer the visitor. With this one week itinerary you can enjoy the colonial city of Oaxaca as well as the beach resort of Huatulco.
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
Cempasuchitl Flowers for Day of the Dead
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Experience the magic of Oaxaca's Day of the...
Oaxaca is a great destination to celebrate Day of the Dead. See beautiful altars and sand tapestries, visit cemeteries, and try some special foods for this time of year.
What to see and do in Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
Prickly Pear (Tuna)
Here are some tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 7.
Agave Flowers
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 9.
Azulik Resort, Tulum
Azulik is an adults-only resort in Tulum, Mexico, facing a nude beach. It has fifteen romantic, rustic villas set by the Caribbean Sea.
10 Can't-Miss Attractions for Your Mexican...
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
Spend one week discovering the best of the...
Merida and Cancun are located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a week in Merida and Cancun.
Pomegranate (Granada)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 8.
Guadalajara City Guide
Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, is Mexico's second largest city and a great place to experience Mexican culture.
Why stay at El Dorado Casitas Royale resort in...
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
11 must-try dishes of Mexico's Yucatan region
Information about Yucatecan cuisine and a glossary of popular dishes found in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Learn about Rosca de Reyes and the traditions...
Find out what Rosca de Reyes is and the traditions surrounding it.
Coffee Tree
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 10.

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